Labour market adjustments to digitisation and the future of work - Fourth international TASKS conference

Do, 08/09/2016
Fr, 09/09/2016

The German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) are organising the fourth international TASKS conference. Automation and digitisation technologies increasingly allow to perform job tasks that could previously only be done by humans. This development has triggered scientific and public debates on the future of work. The aim of this conference is to bring together economists and sociologists to discuss frontier research on labour market effects of automation and digitisation.

The following questions will be debated:

  • How does the division of tasks between workers and machines develop?
  • Which employment opportunities arise from new products and services?
  • How do workplace environments change?
  • How do workers adapt to changing skill demands?
  • How can policy help to support workers that face difficulties in adjusting?

Eurofound contribution

Martina Bisello, Research officer, Employment and Change unit, will present the European Jobs Monitor thematic chapter. Her paper is entitled 'What you do at work and how: A framework for measuring tasks across occupations'.

More information is available.

Venue Details
ZEW, L 7,1
D-68161 Mannheim
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